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Poster: billydlions Date: Jan 8, 2007 5:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: 10-19-81 barcelona,spain

This is a great show. Garcia at his best? I think so. His solo's were bursting with creativity. You can hear his effrort to take chances and do things different and it works so well.

I've said this before here, but it's hard to find any bad 1981 shows. There's not many years where you can say that.

Has anyone noticed the pattern that after a major change it takes about a year or so to get going? They slowed things down in 1976 and then took off in '77. After Brent came around, they did the same thing and slowed things down in late 79-80. Then they just exploded from 81-82 until the drugs took over. Same pattern again after Jerry got clean in 1987.